While no one in the High Country took home any of the Powerball Jackpot last month—the largest amount ever up for grabs—a birthday and anniversary added up to a lucky number for an Avery County man, who might find himself with some new friends—maybe some new relatives he wasn’t aware of.

There are several area voting issues on the agenda of the North Carolina State Board of Elections tomorrow.

Keeping an eye on Internet predators, Boone Police report that, on Sunday December 27th, 2015, the Boone Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation closed an on-going online child predator investigation.

A dawn accident this morning injured two, a woman passenger from the single-vehicle accident airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center just before the snow hit. 

Boone Police have charged a man—listing both an Elk Park and a Deep Gap address—in connection with a traffic melee from dusk yesterday, a series of collisions that eventually involved the man’s GMC striking eight other vehicles.

The Avery County Sheriff’s Department supplied some details from the fatal fire from early Saturday morning, identifying the woman who died in the fire.

Boone Police now have the first toxicology report on the death of one of a number of young men who died during the fall of 2015.

Two young men were injured in a single-vehicle crash before dawn Saturday in western Watauga County, one transported to Watauga Medical Center.

Heavy rain probably led to a crash that caused a Foscoe area woman to be airlifted to the Johnson City Medical Center after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

On Tuesday, February 2nd, an unknown white male stole items from the Lowes Home Improvement stores in Boone and West Jefferson.

Rain—lots of it—totaling over three inches in the rain gauge at the radio stations— inundated the area Wednesday morning, causing flooding, closing some roads, and leading to one swift water rescue.